Convergence -- Every Man (And Woman) A Spy. presented at Blackhat USA 1998

by Richard Thieme,

Tags: Security Business

Summary : Arbitrary digital interfaces - television, PCs, PDAs - are converging, but that's only part of the story. The roles people play in work and life are converging too. Intelligence agents, knowledge managers for global corporations, competitive business intelligence agents, sysadmins, hackers, journalists, and CIOs are becoming indistinguishable. Why does that matter? Because the ability to synthesize and integrate information, manage complexity and ambiguity, morph continually into roles appropriate to a shifting work context, and somehow remember who you are - that's what matters most. Our presentations of ourselves are the powerful levers that move mountains in the digital world. Richard Thieme discusses why and how to do it.